It’s naturopathy awareness week, and we wanted to make sure everyone is aware that there is no such thing as alternative medicine. Rather, it’s alternative TO medicine. In this, the 164th installment, we look at the tragedy that unfolded in northern Alberta while I was away; legislation covering physician assisted dying was introduced by the federal government and we go over the major points; a verdict was handed down, rather quickly too, in the trial of the parents of Ezekiel Stephan, who died from a wholly treatable illness in Lethbridge; CFI Canada presented a petition to Premier Brad Wall to end prayer in the Saskatchewan legislature; the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is trying to improve its image in Canada by promoting the less evil side of Saudi culture without all the burkas and severed heads; more voices of dissent in Bangladesh have been violently silenced; and finally, more from the Regressive Left Files. At the University of Massachusetts, regressives attempted to disrupt a talk they didn’t like, and at Oxford, law professors rudely find out what regressive left means.
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This week Kris, Twylla, Haysn (who we lose to a power outtage) and I look at a casual reference to an example of Christian privilege as it relates to losing one’s job after 40 (http://www NULL.canada NULL.com/business/Good+choices+make+loss+easier/8277955/story NULL.html) (thanks to my wife for that one), a paper published in the Canadian Medical Associaton Journal (http://www NULL.cmaj NULL.ca/content/early/2013/04/29/cmaj NULL.120567) which uses a tactic taken from the marketing manual from Big Pharma that tries to sell naturopathy in addition to seeing a real medical practitioner, and answer a comment from our website. But first, we debrief everyone on a couple of CFI Calgary events that happened this week: George Hrab’s appearance and a protest against oppression of atheists in Bangladesh (http://www NULL.washingtonpost NULL.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/05/06/atheists-must-be-hanged-raw-video-from-islamist-street-clashes-in-bangladesh/) exercising freedom of speech, for which 20 people came out in support.
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